With the Balkan route effectively closed, EU foreign ministers are meeting in Luxemburg to discuss how they might be able to charm Libya into helping stanch the flow of migrants making their way to Europe through northern Africa.
Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in strong reactions across the continent. African politicians demand an investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.
France has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss slave-trading in Libya. It follows reports of Africans being auctioned at markets to North African buyers.
EU-backed agreements between Italy and Libya have reduced the number of migrants reaching EU shores. But the cost has been "unimaginable horrors," according to the UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.
A new report says EU-Horn of Africa migration policy puts African migrants at risk. DW spoke with the report's co-author Lutz Oette about why the Khartoum Process is inherently flawed.
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